Education: Bachelor of Architecture, 1973, Ohio State University
Registration: Registered Architect, Arizona, California Affiliations: American Institute of Architects; International Conference of Building Officials
Mr. Weiss has 35 years of experience specializing in high technology semiconductor facility design and construction. A prior 12-year resident of Santa Clara, California, Ray was instrumental in the development of six Hewlett Packard facilities in the States of California, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado during the 1970’s. Since relocating to Phoenix, Arizona in 1984, Ray has designed or consulted on over 12 semiconductor-manufacturing facilities worldwide for Motorola, ON Semiconductor, and Chartered Semiconductor. As President of Weiss Magness Architects, Incorporated since 1995, the firm continues its specialization in industrial and high technology architecture. His project experience includes:
Intel Data Center - Fort Collins, Colorado Owner architectural design manager for a remodel of an existing 300,000 sf building to contain a new 22,000 sf state of the art computer data center and 32,000 sf of product research laboratories with new central plant.
White Electronic Designs - Phoenix, Arizona A52,000 s.f. electronic assembly facilityincluding class 10,000 Assembly , support mechanical systems, pre-packaged chilled water system, DI water and process utilities.
Safeway Western Regional Data Center - Phoenix, Arizona A 55,000 s.f. computer data center for Safeway Grocery Stores. The building includes a 25,000 s.f. computer room with support generators, chillers, and UPS Systems.
MycroSENSOR Technology - Phoenix, Arizona A 10,000 s.f. interior tenant improvement including 2,000 s.f. of class 100 manufacturing for semi conductor sensor devices.
Medtronic – Photolithography Expansion - Tempe, Arizona A 5,000 s.f. class 1 clean room expansion of an existing semi conductor photolithography clean room at Medtronic building 3.
ON Semiconductor - Leshan, China Programming and Design Development of a .5 micron, 6000 wafer per week semiconductor facility including a 16,000 S.F class 100 clean room central plant and supporting 3 story engineering / office building.
Medtronic – Cranial & Cardiac Implant Manufacturing Facility - Tempe, Arizona A 42,000 s.f. manufacturing facility including 30,000 s.f. of class 1,000 manufacturing clean rooms with supporting sterilization and microbiology laboratories.
Medtronic, Building 9 - Tempe, Arizona A 3 story, 60,000 S.F. office building to support a 65,000 S.F. building 8 assembly test operation class 10,000 clean room for medical and semiconductor devices.
Motorola MOS – 12 M/N Buildings - Chandler, Arizona Full time, 14 month design manager for all interior improvements to a 295,000 S.F., 2 story building including 100,000 S.F. of class 100 clean room fabrication areas, second floor support offices and a 61,000 S.F. central plant.
Medtronic, Buildings 7 & 8 - Tempe, Arizona Building 7 is a 30,000 S.F. semi / clean packaging and distribution building for medical devices.Building 8 is a 65,000 S.F. class 10,000 assembly test facility for cardiovascular implant devices along with a supporting 15,000 S.F. central plant building.
Tokyo Electron Labs - Tempe, Arizona Tokyo Electron Labs of Phoenix, a research and development arm of Tokyo Electron, Ltd., involved the conversion of 6,400 S.F. of warehouse into 1,200 S.F. of Class 100 clean room with the balance of the space used as support area for the clean room.Pizzagalli’s work crews performed demolition, structural modifications, concrete placement, gypsum systems and carpentry.The scope of work also included the installation of new electrical feeds, air handling systems, process piping, exhaust systems and a complete clean room envelope.
Zr Energy, Inc. - Phoenix, Arizona A 20,000 S.F. process factory for Zirconium production of propellants including 10,000 S.F. of hazardous occupancy.
IMPRA, Inc. - Tempe, Arizona A 2,000 S.F. Class 10,000 laboratory for manufacturing artificial medical cardiovascular devices with supporting offices, shops and shipping / receiving.
Motorola University - Tempe, AZ Remodel and upgrades to existing classrooms including a 2,000 S.F. seminar room and buffet area.
Motorola Building 99 - Tempe AZ 120,000 S.F. of office and light laboratories to support the CS-1 gallium arsinide fabrication facility.
Microchip - Tempe and Chandler, Arizona Construction of new cleanroom gowning facility in order to connect existing gown rooms to process cleanroom expansion areas at both sides.
Motorola Flat Panel Display Facility - Tempe, Arizona Motorola owner design manager for design and construction assistance for a 270,000 S.F. flat panel production facility including 48,000 S.F. of Class 100 fabrication area and 35,000 S.F. of Class 10,000 assembly / test.
Motorola Korea Limited Programming and design of a 660,000 SF 4 story semiconductor assembly test facility on a green field site, including administration building, central plant and waste treatment facility.
Motorola C-4 Bump Facility - Austin, Texas Programming for a 230,000 SF probe, assembly and final testing facility including a 32,000 SF class 100 evaporation/sputtering clean room and a 24,000 SF class 1,000 probe room.
Motorola MOS 18 - Hong Kong Programming a design of a 48,000 SF class 10 clean room in a 230,000 SF manufacturing facility connected to a 4 story 350,000 SF support building provide probe, assembly and final testing.
Motorola CS-1 Core Technology Phase II A 15,000 SF class 100 expansion of the Tempe facility gallium arsenide fab including a 15,000 EPI reactor building addition.
Motorola MOS-12 - Chandler, Arizona Final fit up and tenant improvements of a 300,000 SF facility, including 42,000 SF of class 10 fab, 18,000 SF of class 1,000 probe and 8,000 SF of class 100 backgrind.
Motorola KLM - Selangor, Malaysia Programming and design of a 300,000 SF four story office and assembly test facility to process 3,000-8” diameter wafers per week.
Motorola MOS-7 - Aizu, Japan Project Manager to provide programming for a 12,000 SF Class 100 fab to accommodate a 2,000 wafer/week 6”-1.0 micron double layer metal devices.
Motorola Cellular and Paging Sales Center - Beijing, China Design and construction management for the 160,000 SF paging and cellular group sales and service in central Beijing.
Motorola Electronics Taiwan Limited - Taiwan Programming study for a 36,000 SF Class 100 fabrication facility. The facility capacity will be to process 8,000 - 4-inch diameter wafers per week of micron technology.
Motorola Cellular and Paging Production Facility - Tianjin, China Provided architectural design for a 500,000 SF facility to manufacture cellular telephones and pagers. The facility contained 50,000 SF of support offices, cafeteria, central plant, and a 30,000 SF high bay automated storage/retrieval system for product distribution. The structural steel and aluminum skin structure including all major mechanical equipment, was specified, procured, and shipped from the U.S. to Tianjin, China.
Motorola, Inc. - Tianjin, China Facility design for Motorola’s China Headquarters which includes a 100,000 SF of semiconductor Assembly Test Production Facility with an additional 70,000 SF office and central plant for cellular and paging operations.
Motorola, Inc., CS-1 Facility - Tempe, Arizona Design of a 64,000 SF Gallium Arsenide wafer fabrication pilot research and development facility. The cleanroom consists of approximately 10,000 SF of Class 10, 6,000 SF of Class 1,000 service /utility and 2,500 SF of probe.
Motorola, Inc., ATC/BP-6 Facility - Chandler, Arizona Architectural design services for the Motorola facility in Chandler, Arizona. The $90 million project scope included 42,000 SF of Class 10 production cleanroom. The total facility, comprising office space, central plant, chemical receiving and computer support, exceeds 400,000 SF.
Motorola, Inc., MOS-6 - Mesa, Arizona Programming Study for a renovation of 35,028 SF and an 18,432 SF addition to Building Module 17, including 10,000 SF Class 1 fab area for multi-layer metal processes.
Motorola, Inc., Silicon Harbor - Hong Kong Programming design of a 300,000 SF assembly and test facility for semiconductor products.
Motorola, Inc. - Manila, Philippines Programming and conceptual design of a 165,200 SF assembly and test facility for semiconductor products.
Motorola, Inc. - Sendai, Japan Programming and conceptual design for a 180,000 SF assembly test facility.
Motorola, Inc., South 40 Expansion - Phoenix, Arizona An alternate development study/executive summary for upgrade of multiple fab areas at the Motorola 52nd Street and McDowell Facility.
SGS Thomson Microelectronics - Phoenix, Arizona A 300,000 SF, $28 Million microelectronics manufacturing facility for semiconductor wafer fabrication containing a 30,000 SF World Class 1 cleanroom.
SGS Semiconductor Corporation - Agrate, Italy An $18 Million microelectronics manufacturing facility for semiconductor wafer fabrication containing a 30,000 SF World Class 1 cleanroom.
VLSI Technology - Tempe, Arizona A 60,000 SF research and development facility with 6,000 SF of Class 100 cleanroom.
Sandia National Laboratory - Albuquerque, New Mexico A 54,000 SF research facility with state of the art vibration and environmental control system. The $11 Million research facility contains environmental support systems capable of temperature control to ± .01 degrees and relative humidity of ± 3%. The entire facility is provided with electromagnetic shielding.
Abbott Laboratories, Ross Division - Casa Grande, Arizona A 30,000 SF addition and remodel of a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
Heartland Express Truck Maintenance Facility - Phoenix, Arizona 6,500 S.F. single story office building, 14,500 SF semi-truck washing and service structure, diesel fueling island and canopy, and semi-truck parking and staging area. Masonry and pre-engineered metal building construction.
McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Corporation - Mesa, Arizona A 157,000 SF Light Helicopter Facility for the manufacture, assembly and maintenance of military and commercial helicopters.
Hughes Aircraft Company - Tucson, Arizona A 150,000 SF $11 million manufacturing facility for military defense missile manufacturing program. A fast track, multiple bid project, completed design and construction in nine months.
Gannett - Boston, Masschuessets and Detroit, Michigan Newspaper production facilities of 80,000 SF each to accommodate printing USA Today and commercial offset.
COMMERCIAL / MUNICIPAL / CORPORATE
Motorola Credit Union West - Phoenix, Arizona A 12,000 S.F. credit union / branch bank building at 52nd Street / Roosevelt.
Maricopa County Buckeye Jail Central Plant - Phoenix, Arizona A 25,000 s.f. addition to the existing main campus central plant including a new chiller room, boiler and 2 cooling towers.
Salt River Project Multiple Facilities Projects - Phoenix, Arizona Including office remodel projects in the Information Services Building, Public Services Building and a complete upgrade of the Water Quality Testing Laboratory Building, 16,000 s.f. of organic Labs.
Salt River Project Power Operations Building - Scottsdale, Arizona A 60,000 SF addition to the existing Distribution monitoring headquarters, including a 6,000 sf computer room central control center.
Weiss\Magness Architects, Inc 1995-present Phoenix, Arizona President